Even though there were grates on the window wells at this day-care center, there was still enough room at the back of the grate to allow Petunia to fall into the window well.
The window well was a good three feet deep and Petunia could not climb out. The people who found her tried leaving the grate set-up like a ramp in the hope that Petunia could climb out on her own. But the well was just too deep and the ramp too steep to let the little skunk escape.
A WHS Wildlife Rehabilitator and a Wildlife Intern came to Petunia’s rescue.
They very slowly lowered a net down into the window-well. Petunia was not sure what was going on: the net scared her and she thought she might need to spray it – but in a few moments she settled-down and allowed us to gently scoop her into the net and lift her to safety.